[Bitcoin-development] is there a way to do bitcoin-staging?

Luke-Jr luke at dashjr.org
Fri Jun 14 21:10:08 UTC 2013

Note that the "earn a mixture of BTC and TBC, but not both in full volume" 
only works for TBC because the price is by definition fixed with BTC.
I'm not sure how you could implement something like this for an altcoin where 
the price is floating independently of Bitcoin.. that is, how you would know 
the right amount of Bitcoin to require sacrificed.


On Friday, June 14, 2013 8:50:31 PM Adam Back wrote:
> Agreed.  What I mean is a coinbase for parity-priced alt-coin would be
> intentionally considered (and required by the alt-coin to be considered) an
> invalid bitcoin address, and vice versa.  The difference is for this
> purpose it is both valid alt-coin coinbase (as well as unspendable bitcoin
> coinbase).
> Adam
> On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 03:20:58PM -0400, Peter Todd wrote:
> >On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 03:39:32PM +0200, Adam Back wrote:
> >> I had one thought towards this which is a different kind of merged
> >> mining.
> >> 
> >> I think a "fair" merged mining aiming for price parity would be done by
> >> the miner having to choose the altcoin or btc at mine time, and altcoin
> >> chain considering btc mine unspendable and bitcoin considering ac
> >> unspendable.
> >
> >One way to look at what you are describing is to say you want to prove
> >your sacrifice of potential BTC earnings. That goes back to the PoW
> >hashcash stuff I mentioned earlier, and is accomplished by simply mining
> >shares with an unspendable coinbase to prove you did work that could
> >have resulted in Bitcoins, but didn't.
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